Sunderland currently have three players out on loan and Jack Ross will be keeping his tabs on their progress. The Scotsman needs to decide whether to keep, sell or loan out these players again.
These are the three loanees who Ross needs to make summer decisions on.
Sunderland defender Kone was part of the squad that suffered relegated twice in consecutive seasons.
The powerful 30-year-old centre-back is now on loan at Strasbourg in Ligue 1, where he has played 26 games in all competitions.
Even if Sunderland win promotion to the Championship, the 9-cap Ivory Coast international’s wages are still too high and letting him leave permanently would be the best option.
In January, Sunderland let Robson join struggling Scottish Premiership side Dundee because he struggled to get into the Black Cats team.
The 22-year-old has impressed north of the border, scoring once in eight games from a holding midfield role.
Robson has one year left on his contract when he returns in the summer and all three options (keep, loan or sell) are possibilities.
Talented midfielder Embleton was sent out on loan to Grimsby Town last summer to get a year of senior football under his belt.
The England under-20 starlet is thriving for the League Two side, scoring four goals and four assists.
With his contract expiring in the summer, the 20-year-old’s future is uncertain but Sunderland will not want to lose such a promising young player.
If he does agree an extension and Sunderland go up, then a loan move to League One would work well. If Sunderland stay down, Embleton could become a first-team star.